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  • Teachers rally in Orlando against merit-pay legislation

     
    More than 50 teachers on Spring Break and their supporters rallied near downtown Orlando Thursday in opposition to merit-pay bills making their way through the Legislature. Holding hand-painted signs with slogans such as “A child is more than a test...
  • Springs bill still afloat in Senate

     
    By Keith Laing     The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Increased inspection requirements for septic tanks near Florida springs remained above water in the Florida Senate Tuesday after clearing a final committee, setting up a...
  • Crist’s PSC picks learn what happens when you mess with the bull

     
    By Julie Patel, Tallahassee Bureau The Florida Senate on Tuesday refused to confirm two of Gov. Charlie Crist's appointees to the Public Service Commission. The Senate voted against confirming commissioners David Klement of Bradenton and Benjamin “...
  • Central Florida lawmakers had highs and lows

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers limped across the finish line to close the 2010 legislative session last week, exiting a fractured political environment with some signature wins and bruised feelings. For members of the Central Florida delegation,...
  • Dean Cannon: Oil drilling’s dead for now

     
    Well, it certainly sounds official: Oil drilling is dead — at least for now. That's straight from the mouth of drilling's most power advocate: Speaker-designate Dean Cannon. “I don't see anything happening for the next two or three years,&#...
  • Veteran state Sen. Constantine seeks new career – at the PSC

     
    By Keith Lang   The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The chairman of the committee that will help choose the replacements for ousted Public Service Commissioners David Klement and Benjamin “Steve” Stevens will be among the...
  • Update: Council recommends eight PSC candidates to governor

     
    The Public Service Commission Nominating Council voted Thursday to send eight names to Gov. Charlie Crist for two vacancies on the five-member board. The council interviewed 28 candiates and, according to an Associated Press report, settled on the...
  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer tops Orlando mag power list

     
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer leads Orlando Magazine's most powerful list this year, riding the success of landing rail for Central Florida, while term-limited County Mayor Rich Crotty drops five spots to No. 6 on the annual rankings. The other top politicos...
  • Sound off about utility rates, Public Service Commission

     
    Friday's column looked at Tallahassee's too-cozy relationship between utility regulators and the utility execs they are allegedly regulating. In the past few months, legislators have booted off two potential watchdogs who had vowed to side with average...
  • Celebrity b-ball, bowling & an online auction for kids

     
    Time for another round of plugs for upcoming nonprofit and charitable affairs. As always, if you have more, please post the info for your own events below. * There's an online auction going on right for New Hope for Kids – a great organization...
  • PSC applicants include former football player, legislators and former regulatory employees

    A former professional football player, three state legislators and several current and former Public Service Commission employees are among 61 people who have applied for two open seats on the PSC, which regulates Florida utilities. The PSC Nominating...